In the 21st century, business owners have more technological assets than ever before. There is no excuse for not making use of these technologies to help your business run smoothly. When you harness the power of modern technology, you will improve your company’s bottom line. Here is a look at five technologies your business needs to save you headaches.
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1. Social Media
In this day and age, your company must make use of social media to keep your customers informed. It makes it easier to promote to and communicate with customers using resources like Facebook and Twitter. Make sure to use your social media accounts daily to provide your customers with a reliable stream of information about your business.
2. Billing Software
There is no need to do your billing by hand. You can save a lot of time and effort by using billing software. For example, by using billing software physical therapy practices I have been to are making it easier for my records to transfer to my family doctor, all while saving themselves money. By eliminating the need for time consuming back office work, business owners are freed up to focus on doing more business. When time equals money, good billing software will save you both.
3. Accounting Software
In addition to good billing software, your company should invest in a system to improve your accounting. There are lots of great accounting software programs available that make it a breeze to manage your company’s finances. Many of them offer great interactive dashboards that will show you at a glance what is going on in your company’s finances, making it easier for you to make critical decisions.
4. Keyless Entry
You may appreciate the ease of keyless entry if you have ever needed to call a locksmith after letting an employee go. Take advantage of the magnetic keycards, or other innovative entry systems that are available for your business. You can even make every employee’s badge a magnetic keycard that will allow them to enter certain areas of your business depending on their authorization. This might sound expensive, but you would be surprised by how inexpensive it has become with advances in technology.
5. Digital Receptionist
If your business is strapped for cash, using a digital receptionist can save you a lot of money. Rather than paying an employee to sit at a desk and direct calls, a digital receptionist will smoothly handle all incoming calls, routing them to the appropriate department or caller with a minimum of fuss.
You will find that these and other technologies can make your life much simpler as a business owner. The best part is, they are all within the reach of even the smallest business, allowing you to take a lot of the stress out of running your company. Make sure to keep abreast of the latest technological developments to keep your company moving forward.
By Marlena Stoddard